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‘Leda Rafanelli and Valentine de Saint-Point as European bridge-builders and Muslim artists’

Dr Tim Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad)

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018,
18:00 to 20:00
Waterfront Building 

The lecture starts at 18:00 with registration from 17:30.

The lecture is being run in partnership with Ipswich Faith and Community Forum.

Dr Tim Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad) is University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College. His most recent book is Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions(2012).

Leda Rafanelli (1880-1971) was an Italian publisher and poet whose work addressed “religion” and "femininity", among other topics. During her childhood she moved to Egypt with her parents and was introduced to Sufism. On returning to Italy she published articles in which she compared the two ways of life: the Christian West and the Islamic East. At the end of the 1940s, she lived in Genoa teaching Arabic language and creating artistic works in Arabic characters.

Valentine de Saint-Point (1875–1953) was a woman of letters and a French artist. She was a writer, poet, painter, playwright, art critic, choreographer, lecturer and journalist. Her writings and performances demonstrated her theory of "a total fusion of the arts." The later period of her life was dominated by the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. She died in Cairo on 28 March 1953.


Tim Winter